* Posts by Sluggy

5 posts • joined 14 May 2008

Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

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No problems whatsoever

Upgraded using package manager on 4 machines, from a 400Mhz Celeron with 128MB up to the 3.3GHz Core2 4GB with each having different chipsets (AMD, Intel, nvidia) , graphics (ATI/AMD, nvidia, intel, neomagic) and RAID (none, RAID0, RAID5) configurations. 2xXubuntu, 2xUbuntu and not a single problem on any of them unless you count the addition of a couple of packages and services that I didn't want.

That was not the case with 9.04 or any previous version so it gets a big thumbs up from me!

Taiwanese firm to sue over armed raid at IFA

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Who should it stick to

Don't forget that if Philips didn't employ them, this would not happen...

HBOS culls 5% of IT workforce

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What it does show

It shows that the contractors took the 10% pay cut and not as many left as they were hoping!

DisplayPort to do DVI to death, analyst claims

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Cost, Cost Cost

HDMI licensing fees are something the manufacturers would like to avoid. Then again, maybe Displayport will put pressure on the license holders to reduce them.

SMS costs more than using Hubble Space Telescope

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Back in the good old days....

when the GSM explosion happened over here in the early/mid 90's, all SMS messages were free - after all they are pretty much come for free by the way they are transmitted on the network. Then, over a very short time, in turn each of the operators started charging for SMS messages. For a year or so, it was possible to get around this by changing the sms centre to foreign operators but even they started charging in the end.

Unless you are on 'pay as u go' you are unlikely to be charged per text now but for those of use who remember them free....

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